So, What Does PixelJunk Mean Anyway?
Posted by Sammy Barker
We already know that PixelJunk is the name of one of the PlayStation Network’s most popular brands, but where did it get its title from? Developer Q-Games has laid out the reasoning in a brand new FAQ, which tackles pretty much everything you could ever want to know about the Kyoto-based developer.
According to the document, ‘PixelJunk’ was one of founder Dylan Cuthbert’s nicknames on the company’s ‘fumufumufumu’ news site back when the studio first formed. Fascinating, huh? Meanwhile, the name ‘Q-Games’ itself comes from the former Nintendo man’s love of Q in the James Bond series of books and films.
The post adds that PixelJunk Monsters 2 is not on the cards at the moment, but that the developer will return to the series once it has “resources, time, and most importantly, interesting ideas”. Furthermore, PixelJunk Dungeons – which was announced a long time ago – has been put on the backburner for the time being.
Sadly, the studio didn’t disclose what it eats for breakfast, but if you’d like to learn a little more about the zany goings on at Q-Games, check out our feature on why the team composes trip-hop during its lunch break.